13 foods to try in the parks

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ORLANDO, Fla. – It’s not just turkey legs and churros at the Universal Orlando Resort.

The resort also offers an array of incredible dining options for those looking to eat healthily.

From plant-based options to delicious dishes made with fresh ingredients that fuel guests to maximize their day in the parks, Universal said the dishes go beyond traditional theme park foods and offer options for each guest as well as their dietary preferences and – provide goals.

“We are committed to providing our guests with a dining and beverage experience that goes beyond the typical theme park themes,” said Executive Chef Jason Glus, Executive Chef at the Universal Orlando Resort. “With diners becoming more focused on consuming nutritious dishes, our team of incredible chefs and culinary experts have worked to create a variety of recipes that will give diners the balance they’re looking for – each with their own health benefits and with which it is created using the freshest ingredients available. “

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Check out some of the dishes below.

Salmon salad with pistachio crust (Universal)

Served by Finnegan at Universal Studios.

A fresh salmon fillet, served on a bed of baby greens, roasted root vegetables, tomatoes, onions, Havarti dill cheese with a homemade mustard and ale vinaigrette.

Park Ave Avocado Toast at TODAY Show Cafe (Universal)

Served at the TODAY Cafe in Universal Studios.

The toast has avocados, toasted cashews, shaved fennel, toasted tomato puree, lemon vinaigrette, rocket, radicchio on toasted artisanal French bread and served with fresh fruit.

Acai Bowl at TODAY Cafe in Universal Studios Florida (Universal)

Served at the TODAY Cafe in Universal Studios.

An acai bowl with strawberries, organic granola, bananas, toasted coconut, and chia seeds. The bowl is packed with antioxidants with the added benefit of being served with fresh fruit and whole grain cereals.

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Cauliflower Steak at Mythos Restaurant on Island’s of Adventure (Universal)

On the menu at Mythos at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. This vegetable filling dish consists of roasted cauliflower with lemon garlic, Romesco sauce, steamed beluga lentils and roasted almonds.

Souvlaki couscous bowl (Universal)

Served by Mythos on the Universal Islands of Adventure.

Contains za’atar seasoned Israeli couscous, diced tomatoes, wild mushrooms, cucumber, roasted red pepper, marinated chickpeas, crumbled feta and basil oil. Guests can choose a lean protein like tofu or chicken to add.

Tandoori Chicken Salad Wraps (Universal)

Seizure of the grid on the Universal Islands of Adventure.

Grilled tandoori chicken, bibb salad, pickled cucumber, carrots, radicchio, soba noodles, crushed peanuts, served with ponzu and chilli dipping sauces.

Chilled tuna noodle bowl (Universal)

Seizure of the grid on the Universal Islands of Adventure.

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Sesame-fried yellowfin tuna, soba noodles, spring onions, avocado, edamame, cucumber with a wasabi-ponzu dressing. Tuna is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin K, iron, and B vitamins. And this dish also contains edamame, which helps lower cholesterol levels.

Great foods salad (Universal)

On the menu at Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen at Universal CityWalk.

Contains spinach, arugula, avocado, quinoa, asparagus, dried roasted tomatoes, red onions, pine nuts, feta cheese and a citrus vinaigrette.

Makimono vegetarian roll (Universal)

On the menu at the Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar at Universal CityWalk.

This plant-based dish is a combination of fresh avocado, cucumber and asparagus, perfectly rolled.

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Brown trout at Big Fire at Universal CityWalk (Universal)

On the menu at the Bigfire Restaurant at Universal CityWalk.

The freshly grilled brown trout, which guests can combine with fried vegetables and a fresh house salad.

TB (turkey burger) (Universal)

Find it at Pier 8 Market in Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites.

It’s described as a lean turkey burger with cranberry mayo, Swiss cheese, and coleslaw served on a toasted bun.

Herbal Fried Half Chicken (Universal)

On the menu at Jake’s American Bar at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort.

Freshly roasted chicken, served with roasted three-colored potatoes and grilled asparagus. The star of this dish is its lean protein choices, and the potatoes support heart health with their vitamin C, potassium, and vitamin B6 content. Asparagus is also one of the most balanced vegetables and a great source of potassium, fiber, vitamins A, B6 and C.

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Fried cauliflower “rice” (Universal)

Can be ordered in the kitchen of the Hard Rock Hotel.

The vegetable dish is served with cauliflower rice, edamame, peppers, onions, carrots, jalapeno, soy sauce and sesame oil.

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